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  • TN Spotlight: Veterinarian

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Veterinarian. If you have any questions, or to start your TN process, contact Berardi […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Management Consultant

    One of the most popular TN categories is management consultant. It’s also one of the most scrutinized by CBP officers at the border. Before you apply for status, watch this video from Berardi Immigration Law Attorney Erica Chiodo. The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Attorney

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Attorney. Watch the video for more info. If you have any questions, or to […]

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  • Client Approval: Admission Period vs. Approval Period

    Berardi Immigration Law Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli is back with another Client Approval video. This time, she’s talking about the difference between an admission period and an approval period. Find out the details in the video below. As always, if you need assistance or have any questions, please let us know.

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  • TN Spotlight: Sales Engineer

    Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli is talking about the TN category today. The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Sales Engineer. If you […]

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  • Client Approval: TN & L-1 Success

    Partner Jennifer Behm is back with another Client Approval. Two of our clients applied for TN Status in the area of Scientific Technician. We’re happy to report they were approved, along with five other clients in the same week. Be sure to contact Berardi Immigration Law if you have any questions about applying for TN […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Computer Software Engineer

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Computer Software Engineer. If you have any questions, or to start your TN process, […]

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  • Client Approval: TN Status for Management Consultant

    Attorney Erica Chiodo has another Client Approval story. A client reached out to us for help preparing her application for a TN as a management consultant. She was already In the United States with TN status and had a job opportunity with a new U.S. company. We advised her to exit the United States and […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Pharmacist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Pharmacist. How to Qualify for TN Status as a Pharmacist To qualify for TN status as […]

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  • Crossing the Border: e-SAFE

    There’s a lot of confusion at the border lately. Luckily, there is one bright spot. Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli has the details in this Crossing the Border update. Do you need a waiver to apply for TN or L-1 status? In 2020, the U.S. government started to process waiver applications using e-SAFE. […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Social Worker

    Attorney Zach Ahlstrom is here with another TN Spotlight video. The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Social Worker. Berardi Immigration […]

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  • Client Approval: Canadian L-1B Work Permit at the Border

    Immigration attorney Erica Chiodo shares a client approval story. The client was looking for help with her L-1B renewal. We scheduled a prep call with the client to ensure a smooth experience. And we’re happy to report she was granted a three year renewal. If you need help to apply for status, contact Berardi Immigration […]

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  • What’s Going On At The Canadian Border?

    This week, the Canadian government announced the first step towards re-opening its international borders. Through a positive lens this is the first steps towards easing the restrictions that have been in place since March 2020. Through a more pointed lens, no plan or targets were announced which has led to outcries of frustration on both sides of […]

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  • A Path Forward for the Canadian Border?

    The Canadian border has been restricted since March 2020. For the last 16 months or so, all inbound travellers (essential travellers or returning citizens/permanent residents) to Canada have been subject to a mandatory 14 day isolation period, in addition to testing requirements. In February 2021, the Federal Government introduced the mandatory “hotel quarantine” which required […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Soil Scientist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Soil Scientist.   How to Qualify for TN Status as a Soil Scientist  To […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Epidemiologist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is an Epidemiologist.  How to Qualify as an Epidemiologist    To qualify for TN […]

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  • U.S. & Mexico Announce Change in Visa Reciprocity Revisions for Certain Work Visas

    On April 26, 2021, the Governments of Mexico and the U.S. announced a change in the visa reciprocity standards for certain work visas for Mexican citizens and work permits for U.S. citizens. The principle of reciprocity is grounded in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and requires the Department of State (DOS) to set country-specific […]

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  • TN Category of the Week: Epidemiologist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is an Epidemiologist.  How to Qualify as an Epidemiologist    To qualify for TN […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Occupational Therapist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is an Occupational Therapist.  How to Qualify for TN Status as an Occupational Therapist To qualify […]

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  • Oh, You Didn’t Make the H-1B Cap? Have You Considered Canada?

    As of March 31st,2021, USCIS has notified employers and immigration counsels of the selected registrations in the H-1B lottery. If you or someone you know have not been selected, there are other potential options to consider. Similar to the U.S. H-1B Visa, Canada has a program which allows Canadian employers to hire foreign workers for […]

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